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dressing essentials: spicy honey vinaigrette

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love making homemade dressings; not only are they free of nasty chemicals and preservatives, but you can customize them to suit your individual tastes. This recipe has a little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet, and you can control how much of each you want. It has distinctive South-of-the-Border flavor notes, like something you might find at your favorite Mexican restaurant… Only better. Made with fairly simple ingredients that you probably have lying about, and comes together in a jiffy. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dressing essentials: spicy honey vinaigrette

  • 3/4 c
    olive oil, extra-virgin variety
  • 3 Tbsp
    red wine
  • 2 md
    chipotle peppers in adobo s
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground fennel
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    white pepper, freshly ground

How To Make dressing essentials: spicy honey vinaigrette

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    You will need a blender (or a simple whisk), a bowl, and a glass, or other non-reactive storage container to make this recipe.
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    I have another way to mix this dressing that will save you messing up a bowl, and whisk. Place the ingredients into a pint mason jar, seal, and then shake to mix. Easy/Peasy… And no mess to clean up.
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    Chilpotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce I you are like me, you usually get these peppers in a can, and most of the time you do not use all of them. Well, the solution is mash them up with the adobo sauce and freeze them. There are lots of good brands out there, one of my favorites is San Marcos.
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    Because this recipe does not contain any preservatives, it should be refrigerated. But, since the olive oil will thicken in the fridge, you should remove it and allow to come to room temperature before using, about 30 minutes.
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    How Long Will It Last? If kept tightly sealed and refrigerated, it should last 2 – 3 weeks, before the flavors begin to diminish.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all the ingredients to a bowl, or pint-sized mason jar. Whisk or shake, then place into the fridge until needed.
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  • So yummy
    With its South-of-the-Border flavors, it works great on salads, chicken; even fish. Enjoy.
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